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Palliative radiotherapy research

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, May 20, 2010
In a recent article published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Stephan Gripp, MD, of the University Hospital Duesseldorf in Germany and colleagues evaluated the treatment of patients who were referred for palliative radiotherapy.  Their analysis found that a considerable proportion of patients with end-stage or terminal cancer do not benefit from palliative radiation therapy despite spending most of their remaining life undergoing treatments. 

To view the full press release from the American Cancer Society, please click here.

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